The Grey Muzzle Organization provides funding for senior dog programs nationwide. Here you'll find a list of the organizations that have received Grey Muzzle funding. Please contact these organizations if you are considering adopting a senior dog, fostering, or volunteering.
Grey Muzzle Grant Recipients
Grant recipients include:
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization supports the Asheville Humane Society's Safety Net Program, which helps to keep dogs at home with their owners.
The Safety Net Program helps ensure that resources are available when a senior dog is at risk of losing their family and being surrendered to the shelter. The grant funds will enable AHS to help provide vouchers to be used for the extra medical and dental care often needed by senior animals.
Not only does assisting community senior dogs keep them out of the shelter system, it also means that the senior dogs already being cared for by AHS will move more quickly into an adoptive or hospice home.
About Asheville Humane Society
Asheville Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through education, sheltering and adoption.
Asheville Humane Society is the only open admission shelter in the County, the only one that can never, and will never, close its doors or say we're full.
They are here for animals who are lost, surrendered, neglected or mistreated, and who all deserve a chance with a loving family of their very own. They provide a soft bed, food, comfort, medical evaluation, medical treatment, vaccinations, and behavioral testing for each. They place all animals who can humanely and safely be adopted into a loving home. An incredibly dedicated staff, generous volunteers and donors ensure every animal is given all the care and resources available to help them thrive in a new forever home. All of their animals in the Adoption and Education Center stay with them until they find their new family, whether it takes them hours to get adopted or months.
In addition to caring for the animals who are brought to them, they also serve their community. They have numerous resources available to pets and their people in Buncombe County. From Lost & Found, to Low Cost Clinics, to Safety Net their goal is to keep pets in their homes where they are loved.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle supports Auburn Valley Humane Society's Dental Program, which will assist AVHS to increase senior dog intake and provide much needed dental care to senior dogs. AVHS will have the capacity to care for additional dogs from collaborating shelters and rescues, many of which are senior dogs with medical and dental needs who may not receive needed dental care because of the cost, or they are at high risk of euthanasia.
Providing quality dental care for senior dogs enriches their lives and increases their adoptability. This program aims to lessen the length of stay for senior dogs and increase adoption capacity to accommodate even more dogs to provide them with needed medical care.
The Auburn Valley Humane Society enriches the lives of companion animals and people through animal sheltering, programs, services and community engagement.
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle supports Austin Humane Society's intake and adoption programs, helping vulnerable senior dogs with medical needs, enabling AHS to transfer in, assist, and find lifelong homes for more of these dogs.
Grant funds will be used to offset the in-house veterinary costs and out-of-house medical/specialty treatment costs. Funds will be used for on-site preventative care and off-site surgery, medical, and/or dental care. This program provides comprehensive, humane, and life-saving services to animals in need from intake to adoption, giving them a second chance at the life they deserve.
About Austin Humane Society
The Austin Humane Society (AHS) offers comprehensive, humane, life-saving animal services, transforming the lives of animals and those who love them.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant will help Austin Pets Alive! create a new program to save senior pets who are at risk for needless euthanasia. Senior pets tend to have more complex problems that require more time with veterinarians. Our grant funds will help APA! continue to build this program to attempt to control medical costs for senior dogs by introducing intake diagnostics, to allow for earlier medical interventions that will reduce the average cost to treat senior dogs. It will also improve adoption prospects for older dogs.
These diagnostic tests will make it easier to connect senior dogs with loving, caring, and willing adopters who have the means and desire to give the dogs the level of care they require. APA! values the lives of all dogs and believes every dog's life is worth saving.
Read how your donations are making a difference here:
About Austin Pets Alive!
When Austin Pets Alive! started rescuing animals in 2008, Austin was somewhat rich in resources that prevented births. For almost ten years, more and more resources were put into spay and neuter programs, but the live outcome rate at our city shelter was stuck around 50%. Of course, the population of Austin was quickly growing, so it’s likely that the spay and neuter resources were helping our live outcome rate from getting worse.
While several resources were going into prevention and reducing intake, there was no effort to increase live outcomes from the shelter. Austin Pets Alive! saw that gap and created programs to save the key demographics of pets that hadn’t been making it out of our municipal shelter alive. These key groups of animals included puppies with parvovirus, unweaned kittens, cats with ringworm, dogs and cats in need of additional behavioral support and/or additional medical attention.
By developing comprehensive, innovative programs that targeted these key groups of animals and pulling directly from euthanasia lists, Austin Pets Alive! has saved more than 25,000 dogs and cats since 2008.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle will supplement Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue's existing Senior program. BBAR is committed to saving adoptable, loving dogs regardless of their age, breed, and medical needs. Since medical expenses tend to be higher for seniors, increased funding will allow BBAR to rescue more seniors, rehabilitate them, train them, and place them in loving homes.
These additional resources from Grey Muzzle help ensure that fewer vulnerable dogs in need are left behind. Their Senior program works to change the public's perspective and understanding of the joys of adopting a senior dog.
Learn more about the great things Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is doing in this video: "The Difference You Make". You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/AULHwzGOaco
Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit network of rescuers, fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural south. The dogs they rescue are in danger of imminent death as they are on the kill lists at very high volume, high kill pounds. Some of these animal control facilities use extremely inhumane practices like gas chambers and heartstick to euthanize the dogs and many have kill rates over 90% before rescues get involved.
When they commit to rescuing a dog, they make sure the dog is well cared for and properly vetted. They spay/neuter, vaccinate, test for heartworm, provide flea and heartworm preventative, and deworm at private vets local to the shelter they come from. They treat illnesses before adoption, most often heartworm, but have also treated parvo and distemper, and provided for necessary surgeries for dogs with serious injuries. The dogs stay in local fosters or boarding for at least 2 weeks or until they are healthy enough to travel. Then they ride up north with professional rescue transporters who make sure their ride is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
When they arrive, the dogs go into foster homes where they get training and experience living in a home environment before adoption. Some of the lucky ones even get adopted upon arrival!
How we help
Grey Muzzle provides medical funding to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance for long-term care, as well as adoptable dogs.
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is a group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing dogs in shelters, assisting blind dog owners, and educating the public about these wonderful dogs.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with their “The Chew on This” program. Senior dogs often arrive at shelters and rescues with severe dental issues. As Bob’s House for Dogs receives these seniors to foster, the dental issues are evaluated and addressed which, in turn, makes the seniors more attractive to prospective adopters as possible costly medical procedures are eliminated.
About Bob’s House for Dogs
Bob’s House for Dogs: From kennel to couch, where love doesn’t have an age limit.
The main goal at Bob’s House for Dogs is to make senior dogs more adoptable. They provide foster care to senior and special-needs dogs in a kennel-free, home-like environment. The dogs in their care receive loving attention, high-quality food and meticulous health care. They provide end-of-life care to dogs with terminal illness or advanced age, making them comfortable as they pass on. They give back to the community through a number of programs, reaching out to the elderly and children.
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle provides dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance. The goal is to encourage pet owners not to relinquish their pet to the local animal shelter. Often, surrendering a pet is a last resort when there is no other option. Bound Fur Life provides an option and wants to see the pets remain with their owner.
The Bound Fur Life Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to keep pets with their owners through dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance programs.
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle will help to support Boykin Spaniel Rescue's new program, "Behavior Therapy & Rehabilitation for Boykin Spaniel Sassy Seniors". BSR is experiencing more dogs with socialization and emotional problems, manifesting in behavioral issues that need to be addressed. With only a limited number of "experienced" fosters capable to take in a permanent charge, this program will specifically work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.
The Sassy Seniors program will provide educational support and advocacy for those who support senior dogs.These funds make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance receives that help and then is placed in a forever home.
About Boykin Spaniel Rescue
Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. was founded in 2000. Since that time, the Organization has grown to over 300 volunteers in the US. They have one, part-time, administrator; all other aspects of BSR is done through our network of volunteers. Some foster, some transport, and some lend their talents-- either with the dogs or in various other ways.
Their mission is to raise the funds necessary to make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance get that help, and then is placed in a forever home. Sometimes, that home is a Permanent Foster Care home, where that dog will remain for the rest of his/her life, with the support of BSR.
How we help
Grant funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps Brother Wolf with major medical expenses associated with taking in and adopting out senior dogs. Senior dogs become more "adoptable" to the general public when their medical needs are addressed.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a No Kill organization based in Asheville, North Carolina and was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No Kill community.
As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved.